Being kind to the planet is as easy as making a few changes in your daily life. Reaching for a reusable water bottle, saying no to plastic straws and recycling as much as you can are three simple ways you can do your bit. But what about within your home? In a bid to live more consciously, many brands are now combatting fast home fashion by using ethical production methods and using sustainably sourced materials. Proving that it’s as much about where an item came from as how it looks in your home. Here are 5 of our top brands that are leading the way for sustainability…
Lind DNA ensure that the creation of each product comes straight from the heart. With an emphasis on local production and traditional Danish craftsmanship using only sustainable materials, the brand is renowned for their certified recycled leather with a lifetime warranty. Crafted from excess vegetable-tanned core leather from the fashion and furniture industry, it is crushed into small pieces which are pressed together with natural rubber from trees. Finished with water-based colours, the process results in a high-quality recycled leather with a natural surface texture.
Scandinavian design traditions and retro charm run throughout each design from ferm LIVING. The brand respects honest craftsmanship and foster long-term partnerships with their manufacturers to create a company culture that promotes balance and transparency. With a focus on quality and beautiful design, they continue to advance their commitment to ethical and sustainable production processes that are kind to our planet, resulting in accessories that make a positive impact not only in your home, but in the environment.
Nkuku work with natural and recycled materials in all of their home accessories. Committed to sustainable methods of production, they keep air freight to a minimum and review their packaging regularly. From decorative vases to practical stools, many of their products are handmade from recycled materials, and they gather waste that’s leftover from other industries to use in their products including cotton, leather, metals and glass. This act of recycling allows Nkuku to continue to create new and beautiful products with less impact on the environment.
raawii was established in Copenhagen in 2017 by founders Bo Raahauge and Nicholai Wiig-Hansen. Specializing in vibrant ceramics with distinctive shapes and colours, raawii’s work is guided by three core goals: to create well-proportioned products, produce with respect for people and society and to provide optimal conditions for designers. As designers, they believe they have a responsibility to create objects that will be reused and loved by generations, that’s why each piece they create is expertly made by hand and designed to last.
Essentials from Designed by AMARA features everything you need to make a house a home. From super soft towels to lie-in worthy bed linen, every piece has been carefully chosen with the planet in mind, from the eco-conscious manufacturing methods to the recycled materials its made from. Shining a spotlight on sustainability, Essentials champions eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton, hemp and Tencel™ across its range of stylish soft furnishings, making it perfect for conscious homes.